The 2019-nCoV outbreak and response has been accompanied by an over-abundance of information – some accurate and some not, that makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it.
According to the CDC, there is no evidence to suggest that coronavirus has been transmitted through shipped goods and packages. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html
While coronaviruses are transmitted person-to-person through respiratory droplets from coughs or sneezes, they generally have poor survival on surfaces. This means there is likely a very low risk of the current virus spreading from products or packaging that have been shipped.
Northern Refrigeration Transportation has taken steps to educate our employees on hygienic best practices to reduce the chances of any type of virus infection or transmission.
We have created a Letter of Instruction (LOI) to help mitigate impact of service, related to any issues divertive from the 2019-nCoV (Coronavirus) outbreak. We will communicate the LOI if said event takes place.
Thank you for your continued trust in Northern Refrigerated Transportation.
Rick Mello, President